Life Wisdom

Open your petals/wings/mind for the opportunities.

You don’t need to stand in a row to be beautiful.

It’s okay to bloom also in secret places.

Bloom and fruits await.

Enjoy contrasts.

Life wisdom by Lillan garden ❤

Ahoy Summer!

Oh boy, are we ready for summer ❤ The garden has started its amazing bloom again.

The wood is all piled up and drying to be packed in the wood shed at the end of the summer.

Let them now dry well there in the sun next to the shed ❤ (There was quite a lot work to get them there but it did feel good to see it done!)

Only few preparations left to do and then I can officially announce the summer period to have begun. So, ahoy summer, welcome!

Autumn Arrived

Leaves are falling big time. Bright summer light is being replaced by soft autumn light.

Time to make autumn preparations also in Lillan. The bigger bedroom downstairs also gets its winter carpet on the floor.

The memento of previous autumns on the wall is now very seasonal.

The colours coming from outside are just amazing. Soft and warm despite the cold wind the sea brings.

Time for the hygge Lillan provides. Fireplace brings something very primitive feelings of safety. To cuddle up in warm blanket on the livingroom sofa and just to listen the little cracking and humming of the fire.

Autumn is definitely one of my favourite seasons ❤ How about yours?

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New Garden Furniture

The eastern part of Lillan is quite ideal for breakfast or brunch since it has the sun shining on it from the morning to noon. The old table was a bit shaky.

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It was time to get new ones. By getting this set a bit out of the wall you can have six persons there sitting comfortably. The small stools are on the same hight as chairs and can be used for sitting nicely.

And since it is more or less autumn, the hammock is gone. I’ll still have to ponder if this is the best place for it – next spring you’ll see. But with strong, secure ropes, that much I can promise.

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Lillan got this tiny, lovely porcelain jug from Lillaneers. It is so sweet! ❤ Thank you E. and friends, wonderful to see you soon again in Lillan!

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Berries and Mushroom

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In Finland we have this amazing thing called Everyman’s rights. It gives everyone right to enjoy the wonderful things nature is now full of. Berry season is in its full bloom and the forests provide tussocks of blueberries to indulge, swamps cloudberries. Strawberry season was a bit earlier, lingonberries and cranberries are almost ripe. And after the few heavy rains we’ve got now even mushrooms popping up. My utmost favourite is chanterelle, which one is yours?

It is totally wonderful that everyone can enjoy the Finnish beautiful, fresh and clean nature. As our environmental administration writes:

Public access rights, or so-called everyman’s rights, refer to the right of everyone in Finland to enjoy outdoor pursuits regardless of who owns or occupies an area. You do not need the landowner’s permission, and there is no charge. However, you must not damage the environment or disturb others while exercising public access rights.

The large areas of forests and fells and sparse population in Finland provide an excellent setting for exercising public access rights.

In a nutshell, do’s and don’ts listed:

You may

  • walk, ski or cycle in areas outside private gardens and land that is in a specific use (for example cultivated fields and plantations)
  • stay for a short period in any area where access is otherwise allowed (for example put up a tent, but not too close to people’s homes)
  • pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers
  • fish with a rod and line, and through a hole in the ice in wintertime
  • walk on the ice or boat.

You may not

  • disturb other people or damage the environment
  • disturb nesting birds or game
  • cut down or damage trees
  • collect moss, lichen, soil or wood
  • disturb the privacy of homes
  • litter
  • drive a motor vehicle off the road without the landowner’s permission
  • fish and hunt without the appropriate permits.

But the best part is that you don’t have to go any further than Lillan garden for berry delight if you don’t feel like it. There grows strawberries, rhubarb, blackcurrants, raspberries, cherries, wild plums and apples. And they are all available for Lillaneers as they ripe ❤

Today had my little assistant with me welcoming guests. As we waited, she hunted for the raspberry bush treasures.

Worth picking and eating, those raspberries, yummy!
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Midsummer roses from Lillan garden

I feel so priviledged. Driving to Lillan to welcome new guests. Sun shining after heavy rain, smiling myself as having promised lovely weather to Lillan guests.

When arriving to Lillan, an astonishing, sweet rose perfume lingering everywhere. Midsummer roses have started their incredible bloom and the wonderful fragrance is astonishingly strong after the rain.

Picking the welcoming flowers from own garden, still rain droplets on their petals. Midsummer is almost here ❤️

Living Picture

Windows of Lillan show amazing, ever changing views. No telly needed with these living pictures. Since always just showing you lovely readers the sea view, here is the window frame facing Lillan yard at the western direction. Not bad, huh?

Pears and cherries

Coming this autumn at Lillan garden if all goes well. Full blossom, so lovely! Dared even pick some for the welcoming flowers.

Nature bloom

Now you can say it’s officially spring! Hepatica❤